NEW DETAILS: Suspect arrested following deadly Pima County shooting

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 6:55 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 5:21 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A suspect has been arrested after a juvenile was killed in a shooting near Banner University Medical Center South overnight.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to the hospital Tuesday, November 14, about 11:45 p.m. for a report of a person brought in with a gunshot wound.

According to PCSD, the juvenile later died.

The investigation revealed the incident occurred in the area of Valencia Road and Beehive Avenue.

PCSD says the hospital went into lockdown since it was not known how many people were involved in the incident.

Detectives responded to the hospital to gather evidence and conduct interviews.

PCSD says the suspect was identified as 19-year-old Dadrian Daniel Torres. He is facing one count of manslaughter.

Dadrian Daniel Torres
Dadrian Daniel Torres(Pima County Sheriff's Department)

According to the interim complaint, the victim was Torres’s 17-year-old cousin.

Torres, the victim and other friends went to hang out on Sorrel Lane, just south of Valencia and Beehive.

Torres was showing off the 9mm he had recently purchased and the victim was shot.

Torres and his friends put the victim in a vehicle and drove him to Banner South.

One of the friends said he heard a discussion about the gun having a round chambered before the shooting. The person said he saw Torres fire the gun and the victim get hit.

Torres first told investigators that the victim showed him a gun he had. Torres claimed he was trying to take the gun away from the victim because he was too young. Torres said the gun went off during the struggle.

Torres later admitted the gun was indeed his and said he handed it to the victim to handle. But he claimed he did not carry the gun loaded.

Torres said when he was given the gun back, he asked if a round had been chambered. Torres said he never owned this type of firearm before and said he raised the gun and pulled the trigger.

Torres claimed the victim was in the way and was shot in the chest.

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